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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 02/13] dt-bindings: mfd: Add bindings for sl28cpld
> > > > > +$id: http://devicetree.org/schemas/mfd/kontron,sl28cpld.yaml#
> > > > > +$schema: http://devicetree.org/meta-schemas/core.yaml#
> > > > > +
> > > > > +title: Kontron's sl28cpld board management controller
> > > >
> > > > "S128CPLD" ?
> > >
> > > still not, its sl28cpld, think of a project/code name, not the product
> > > appended with CPLD.
> > >
> > > > "Board Management Controller (BMC)" ?
> > >
> > > sounds like IPMI, which I wanted to avoid.
> >
> > Is there a datasheet?
>
> No there isn't.

Then what are you working from?

> > > > > +maintainers:
> > > > > + - Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc>
> > > > > +
> > > > > +description: |
> > > > > + The board management controller may contain different IP blocks
> > > > > like
> > > > > + watchdog, fan monitoring, PWM controller, interrupt controller
> > > > > and a
> > > > > + GPIO controller.
> > > > > +
> > > > > +properties:
> > > > > + compatible:
> > > > > + const: kontron,sl28cpld-r1
> > > >
> > > > We don't usually code revision numbers in compatible strings.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any way to pull this from the H/W?
> > >
> > > No, unfortunately you can't. And I really want to keep that, in case
> > > in the future there are some backwards incompatible changes.
> >
> > Rob,
> >
> > I know you reviewed this already, but you can give your opinion on
> > this specifically please? I know that we have pushed back on this in
> > the past.
>
> Oh, come one. That is an arbitrary string. "sl28cpld-r1" is the first
> implementation of this. A future "sl28cpld-r2" might look completely
> different and might not suite the simple MFD at all. "sl28cpld" is
> a made up name - as "sl28cpld-r1" is, too.

Well that sounds bogus for a start. I guess that's one of the
problems with trying to support programmable H/W in S/W.

If it's okay with Rob, then I'll be okay with it.

Just to note, this has not been okay for others in the past, and this
use-case is not 'special'.

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Lee Jones [李琼斯]
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